Medal box, Johan Werner Gericke, 1784

Medal box, Johan Werner Gericke, 1784

gold, d 8.9cm × h 2.2cm × w 257gr. More details

With the conclusion of the peace treaty of 1784, the French vice-admiral Pierre André de Suffren de Saint-Tropez was honoured as a hero by France and the Netherlands. The Dutch East India Company (VOC) presented him with this box containing a gold medal. Thanks to De Suffren, the Dutch colonies in Africa and Asia had not fallen into British hands.

On display in room 1.10

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